Welcome to the archives for “Requiem”. For ease of use, the back issues are going to be classified in this section by a rough chronological order, location; any characters that appear in them will be listed as well. This way you can click to any of the section beginnings anywhere within the archives. You can still navigate the archives the original way through the calendar on the left side of the page

This comic is setup as three separate story cycles tentatively (or not so tentatively as the case may be) entitled: “Requiem”, “Valediction”, and “Renewal”.

The Months and the Requiem Calendar

The Requiem Calendar consists of 12 months of 30 days with three Festival Days spread out throughout the year.

  • Month of Rebirth
  • Month of First Sowing
  • Month of New Leaves
  • (Festival) Founder’s Day
  • Month of First Harvest
  • Month of Second Sowing
  • Month of First Fruits
  • (Festival) Midsummer’s Day
  • Month of Second Harvest
  • Month of Falling Leaves
  • Month of New Falling Snow
  • (Festival) Midwinter
  • Month of Darkness
  • Month of Cold Winds
  • Month of Lights

Year 0

  • The arrival of the Merchant Houses and the construction of the City of Erech. During the construction of the city, most of the settlers reside within the lower levels of the tower. It is believed that around this time, the Great Library of the Tower was constructed.

100 to 500 circa

  • Many of the Merchant houses begin to expand outward from the City of Erech and begin to settle and claim other area’s.  The cities of Karn, Pirogin, Peran,  Turnow, and Zerus founded during this period.

Year 3390

  • Aileana Noels is born.

 

Year 3510

  • Aileana Noels and Ishara meet and become friends.  They travel together for a little over fifty years before Ishara goes back to the Underlevels.

 

Year 3521-Year 3533

  • The East West Continent War: During this time Aileana and Ishara operate as privateers known as the Delahaye Sisters.
  • During this time Dumuzi influences a member of the McAllen line to found the Explorers Guilds and helps create the Great Archives,

 

Year 6224

  • First successful manned space flight

Year 6258

  • Inauguration of the Caladharas/Enkidu Space Elevator

Year 6270

  • First successful manned landing on another planet; Malin, fourth planet in this solar system.

Year 6325

  • First permanent research station on the planet Malin founded as an inter-house project.

Year 6402

  • Beginning of the Malin terraforming project

Year 6429

  • First Sowing, The founding of the city of Delusarnan (later known as Sarnan Port) by House Delusarnan. All municipal, government and military duties are handled by the House, a practice that has continued to the present day. This date is also held to be the official founding of the House.

Year 6500

  • Malin terraforming project declared successful.

Year 6519

  • Professor Clarence Gage is born
  • Amena Caladharas (Ian’s Mother) is born
  • Laura McAllen (Dana’s Mother) is born

Year 6521

  • Kathleen Adair is born
  • Hakon BlackAxe is born

Year 6523

  • Theresa Quinlan born

Year 6532

  • Second Harvest, The Construction of the Owl River Bridge (according to a cornerstone mounted on the bridge). Commemorative coinage minted by the Delusarnan House mint.
  • Clarence Gage begins studying at the University of Erech.  He was 13 years old at the time.

Year 6534

  • Clarence Gage begins his collaboration with the ETI Research Center
  • EDGAR’s first iteration enters the University of Erech, and begins his collaboration/friendship with Clarence Gage,

Year 6535

  • Ena MacSwain born
  • Jessica Tindal born
  • Clarence Gage and EDGAR successfully decode the first recorded broadcast from an ETI

Year 6537

  • Clarence Gage graduates from the University of Erech with a Ph.D in Theoretical Physics, Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Amena Caladharas, Laura McAllen, and Kathleen Adair begin attending the University of Erech
  • Clarence Gage joins the physics department at the University.  EDGAR becomes his (official) assistant.  Both of them complete work on the propulsion system for an FTL capable craft.

Year 6538

  • Kathleen Adair becomes Clarence Gage’s first intern.
  • Crystal One begins construction in an orbital facility around the worlds only satellite.

Year 6540

  • Laura and Amena make their trip up north.

Year 6542

  • First secret conflicts of what breaks out into the open as the House War start off with intelligence raids against House Meara by Bellisarius black ops teams.

Year 6543

  • The departure of Crystal One.
  • Amena Caladharas makes her final secret trip to the Northern Clocktower.
  • Secret conflicts around the world gradually escalate to open warfare by the end of the Month of Lights.

Year 6544

  • The House War. Julia Susannah Wells born
  • Andry McCraigyn and Sean McCraigyn extracted from House Bellisarius.  The operation was planned by House Tindal operatives working under the direction of Clarence Gage.  Amena Caladharas assisted with the extraction at Clarence’s request.
  • Ian Caladharas born.
  • Dana McAllen born

Year 6547

  • Matt Vance accompanies a group of his fellow House Tindal soldiers to investigate a mercenary group who has infiltrated the South Pole Clocktower.  The security systems in the Tower caused massive casualties among both groups.  House Bellisarius involvement in the incident was always supected, but never proven.
  • Sombra Bombing. 359 people were killed in the blast. Notable victims include  Thomas Aberdeen, (husband of Amena Caladharas) and Riley Wells (brother of Olivia Wells, and Uncle of Julia Wells.
  • Marcus Vale puts an end to the conflict by using the House Marker controlled Luna 1 Massdriver to bomb 6 military targets around the world, forcing the parties involved in the war to the bargaining table for an armistice, and the drafting of the House Accords which finally ended the war.
  • Later estimates indicate that nearly 60,000,000 people were killed throughout the conflict worldwide (counted from the year 6542) Amena Caladharas dies one month after the Sombra Bombing due to injuries sustained during the incident.

6553-Month of First Rain

  • Test launch of the “Curragh” model space plane.

Day 1, In the month of First Sowing, 6563

  • Introduction: The remastered beginning of the comic. This section was redone for the first Keenspace sampler, and was a much better effort than what I originally had here.
  • City of Erech, Early Morning: The first words of a possible assassination reach the City of the Clocktower. The characters of Ian and Andry are introduced. Taoiseach Thorongil Caladharas is introduced via phone call.
  • Owl River Bridge, An hour later: Bringing out the dead, the members of House Delusarnan are dealing with the body of a murdered Taoiseach. The characters of Marisa Delusarnan, and Theresa Quinlan are introduced.
  • Iyesta Observatory, Noon: Preparations for a wedding and the first signs of an emergency. Taoiseach Jesse Tindal and Professor Jonathon O’Brien are introduced.
  • Daressa Regional Assistance Center: Tracking the plague

Day 2, In the month of First Sowing, 6563

Day 3, In the month of First Sowing, 6563

  • Morning, Amonson-Lancaster City: Murder of a city. Amonson-Lancaster City is destroyed by a nuclear “incident”
  • Newscast 1: The first of the newscast bulletin comics.
  • Discovery and Evacuation: The outskirts of House Bellisarius territory. A keep full of skulls and the first news of the detonation at Amonson City. The character of Joy is first introduced.
  • Newscast 2: The first mention of Taoiseach Marcus Vale.
  • Markers Vale: The City of Markers Vale. Marcus Vale, Base Commander Sorin, and Caradoc are introduced.
  • Mid Afternoon, The City of Delusarnan: An assassin is hired. (Marisa Delusarnan)
  • Sunset in the City of Erech: Carras Phelps begins his journey to the summerland’s, a plan is born. (Andry, and Ian)
  • Newscast 3: The Anniversary of Crystal One. (Two comics consecutive comics are in this newscast.)
  • Early Evening, the country north of the city of Iyesta: The first words of ancient prophecy, and the stewardship of ancient cities. (Jesse, and Illitock)
  • The Encyclopedia of Selonian Architecture: The first encyclopedia entry. There will be others as needs allow.
  • Dusk, The Municipitality of Marker’s Vale: Some family history is revealed and the principles try to decide what the hell to do about things (Marcus Vale, Sean, and Throngil)
  • Death and Cheeseburgers: The attempted recruitment of an independent by a member of House Bellisarius. (Theresa Quinlan, Matthew Cullun, and Terrence Mc Neil are first introduced here.)
  • A Burning City: The Investigators of House Caladharas arrive in Daressa. The first appearances of the soldiers of House Bellisarius and the realities of a dead city are discovered. (K. Luprand and Urzog Alfarinn make there first appearances in this set of comics)
  • The Huntress: Theresa Quinlan arrives in Daressa proper and has her first encounter with a changed member of House Bellisarius.
  • Lightning and Gunfire: Andry, Urzog, and Ian have a close encounter with two members of House Bellisarius in the middle of a burning empty city. The first hints of an ancient prophesy are revealed to Andry and company.
  • The Daressa Underground: Theresa Quinlan travels the underground highways of Daressa and encounters a lone survivor: a child named Nicole Donahue.
  • A Midnight Swim at Iyesta: The Beginning of Interlude 1. This section features Jesse Tindal and Illitock.
  • Late Night at the Iyesta Airport: The conclusion of Interlude 1. This section introduces a Threllichock pilot and guardsman by the name of “Glass”. Arthur, Sean and Thorongil also appear in this episode as they get ready to head back across the water to the Iyesta Observatory. The first mention of “daiomons” or “sheddim” also occurs.

Day 4, In the month of First Sowing, 6563

Day 5, In the month of First Sowing, 6563

Day 9, In the month of First Sowing, 6563

Day 10, In the month of First Sowing, 6563

Day 10, In the month of New Leaves, 6563

Day 17, In the month of New Leaves, 6563

  • The Swimmers: Ian Caladharas and Julia Wells begin tracking a set of ancient ruins. (Part 7 begins)
  • Status and a Parting: Quinlan and BlackAxe talk about what happens next

Day 18, In the month of New Leaves, 6563

Day 20, In the month of New Leaves, 6563

  • Accords and Clauses: Affairs of State and the River Crossing Rebellion. Marcus Veil, and Darnell Wallace

 

Day 27, In the month of New Leaves, 6563

Day 29, In the month of New Leaves, 6563

Day 30, In the Month of New Leaves, 6563

Day 9, In the Month of First Harvest, 6563

Day 20, In the Month of First Harvest, 6563

Day 21, In the Month of First Harvest, 6563

Day 1, In the Month of Second Sowing, 6563

Day 3, In the Month of Second Sowing, 6563

Day 6, In the Month of Second Sowing, 6563

Day 10, In the Month of Second Sowing, 6563

Day 24, In the Month of Second Sowing, 6563

Day 7, In the month of First Fruits, 6563

Day 8, In the month of First Fruits, 6563

Day 14, In the month of First Fruits, 6563

  • The Eye Plague: A mysterious disease begins to make it’s way across the continent.
  • The Twins: An assassination in Wolf Bay

Day 15, In the month of First Fruits, 6563

  • The Hunters: Clarence Gage, Ena Mac Swain, and Edgar pursue their own investigation. During their travels, they revisit the Owl River Bridge and put some hard questions to a number of people.

Day 24, In the month of First Fruits, 6563

  • The Refugees: Arthur, Matthew, and Leah finally make contact with the Bellisarius refugees

Day 27, In the month of First Fruits, 6563

  • BlackAxe Keep: Answers and more questions…Gage finally gets caught up.

Day 28, In the month of First Fruits, 6563

Midsummer’s Day, 6563

  • A normal day?: Gage and company make it to the City of Wolf Bay while backtracking an assassination attempt.
  • The Enemy of My Enemy: Taoiseach Caladharas journeys into the western installation of Starfall to make contact with the leader of the House Bellisarius renegades. The exile Taoiseach Brigid Grant gets introduced here as well.
  • The Interrogation: Jauna Mekhet awakens in her hospital bed to find Clarence Gage and his friends waiting for her. A new player also arrives on the scene.
  • The Apartment: News of Calliel’s association with Mekhet and House Bellisarius is discovered. The first word of the Starfall attack is discovered.
  • Epilogue: The River Crossing Rebellion:

Day 10, Second Harvest, 6563

Day 17, Month of Falling Leaves, 6563

Day 18, Month of Falling Leaves, 6563

Day 19, Month of Falling Leaves, 6563

Day 20, Month of Falling Leaves, 6563

Day 21, Month of Falling Leaves, 6563

Day 22, Month of Falling Leaves, 6563

Day 23, Month of Falling Leaves, 6563

Day 24, Month of Falling Leaves, 6563

Day 25, Month of Falling Leaves, 6563

Day 28, Month of Falling Leaves, 6563

Day 29, Month of Falling Leaves, 6563

Day 30, Month of Falling Leaves, 6563

Day 1, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

Day 2, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

Day 3, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

Day 4, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

Day 5, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

Day 6, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

Day 7, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

  • Owen’s Bad Day: House Bellisarius personnel ask Owen some hard questions.
  • The Federales: The first “official” investigation into the Wells Hotel begins. John Burns and Briana Cook are introduced
  • Moira And Grey: The underlevels, and the Deep Scaled Peoples Territory. And an ancient cavern that holds a mystery.

Day 8, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

Day 9, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

Day 10, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

Day 13, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

Day 14, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

Day 15, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

Day 16, Month of New Falling Snow, 6563

Day 7, Month of Darkness, 6563

Day 8, Month of Darkness, 6563

Day 9-10, Month of Darkness, 6563

Day 15, Month of Darkness, 6563

Day 16, Month of Darkness, 6563

Day 23, Month of Darkness, 6563

Day 24, Month of Darkness, 6563

Day 24/25 Evening, Month of Darkness, 6563

Revelations, Old Friends, News From The South, and Rebuilt all run concurrently.

Day 25, Month of Darkness, 6563

Day 1, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

Day 2, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

Day 3, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

Day 4, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

Day 8, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

Day 10, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

 

Day 11, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

 

Day 12, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

  • Recognition: Dana and Reid talk about the great architect…
  • Empty: The first appearance of Abigail Caladharas in the City of Zerus.  The first appearance of Peter Wright.

 

Day 13, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

Day 14, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

Day 15, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

 

 Day 16, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

  Day 17, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

 Day 18, Month of Cold Winds, 6563

Day 2, Month of Lights, 6563

Day 3, Month of Lights, 6563

 

Day 4, Month of Lights, 6563

 

Day 5, Month of Lights, 6563

  • Teacher and Student:  The Dweller and Etain test a theory.
  • Jump: Ian tests his range
  • Decree:  Spousal decree usually wins….
  • Ward: The Dweller and Etain find out what hell really is.

 

Day 9, Month of Lights, 6563

 

Day 12, Month of Lights, 6563

 

Day 13, Month of Lights, 6563

  • Allies: Miko and Ishara join forces on a little project.

 

Day 1, Month of Rebirth, 6564

Day 2, Month of Rebirth, 6564

Day 3, Month of Rebirth, 6564

Day 4, Month of Rebirth, 6564

Day 5, Month of Rebirth, 6564

Day 6, Month of Rebirth, 6564

Day 8, Month of Rebirth, 6564

 

Day 9, Month of Rebirth, 6564

Day 12, Month of Rebirth, 6564

Day 13, Month of Rebirth, 6564

Day 14, Month of Rebirth, 6564

Day 15, Month of Rebirth, 6564

Day 19, Month of Rebirth, 6564

Day 3, Month of First Sowing, 6564

Day 5, Month of New Leaves, 6564

Day 6, Month of New Leaves, 6564

Day 7, Month of New Leaves, 6564

Day 8, Month of New Leaves, 6564

Day 9, Month of New Leaves, 6564

  • Planning: A & E get prepared for the future
  • Wolf Bay: Ian finally makes it up north, and hears the news.

Day 10, Month of New Leaves, 6564

Day 11, Month of New Leaves, 6564